Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Information Visualisation (2002)
July 10, 2002 to July 12, 2002
Christiaan Fluit , Nederland BV
Jeroen Wester , Nederland BV
<p>Taxonomies are a powerful modelling tool when building interfaces for disclosing large information repositories. However, their actual use is far from trivial; tasks such as creation, instantiation and maintenance of taxonomies are often difficult and time-consuming.</p> <p>We present a number of ways in which the Cluster Map, a component for the visualization of instantiated taxonomies, can help in these tasks. Using the proposed visualizations, a user gains insight in the information, detects anomalies, monitors the information as it evolves over time and assesses the quality of the output of automatic classification tools.</p> <p>The proposed visualizations are presented in the context of one of our customers, for which we create web portals based on taxonomies, providing access to a large document collection.</p>
C. Fluit and J. Wester, "Using Visualization for Information Management Tasks," Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Information Visualisation(IV), London, England, 2002, pp. 447.